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CEO - Council for Intellectual Disability

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The Organisation

The Council for Intellectual Disability (CID) is a disability rights organisation led by people with Intellectual Disability. With a vision for a community where everyone is valued and has access to the same opportunities, CID works to build a community that protects rights and supports people. CID doesn’t just say this, with people with Intellectual Disability having a majority on the Board it is at the centre of everything they do.

As a peak body, CID has a strong positive reputation locally and nationally and is a leader in advocating for positive change and undertaking advocacy, information services, capacity building projects and fee-for-service business which advances the rights of people with Intellectual Disability. CID develops resources, workshops and shares stories whilst focusing on issues front of mind for people with Intellectual Disability.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the CID Board, the Chief Executive Officer will lead with vision, to bring to life and build on CID’s strategic vision, drive advocacy, awareness and action. The CEO works with the leadership team to ensure CID impacts the community, promotes social justice and delivers quality projects as contracted. As the Chief Executive Officer you will be responsible for:

  • Advancing leadership of people with Intellectual Disability.
  • Growing and developing CID’s inclusive practice.
  • Collaborating with the Board to ensure shared purpose and vision
  • Obtaining funding and working to secure sustainable funding for CID’s future.
  • Leading staff to ensure a high-performing culture to deliver outstanding customer experience.
  • Ensuring organisational reputation is upheld as a peak body within the sector and broader community.

About You

For this appointment we are seeking a proven, leader from the Human Services sector who works to enable other’s success and achievements and is comfortable working alongside people with lived experience. You will have a track record of running a high performing business or organisation, driving strategic initiatives, leading effective teams, and empowering staff to provide quality services with a focus on continuous improvement.

Experience working collaboratively with voluntary Boards to set a clear strategy and business focus will also be highly regarded.

Candidates with the following skillsets and experience are encouraged to apply:

  • Relevant tertiary degree or qualifications and/or relevant experience
  • Exceptional financial acumen.
  • Commitment to, and experience in advocating for inclusion and human rights of people with Intellectual Disability
  • Ability to collaborate with the Board to deliver on the immediate, short- and long-term strategic plan.
  • Strong leadership and an ability to engage staff to enable a high-performance culture.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Ability to review, maintain and develop new policy/procedures as necessary to facilitate efficient resource management and effective accountability.
  • Subject matter expertise of current contexts, issues and policy relevant to people with Intellectual Disability.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a Peak Body at a pivotal time, working in an influential and critical leadership capacity. An attractive remuneration package and benefits will be offered to the successful applicant, including Not-for-Profit salary packaging.

First Nations people and people with a disability or people with a lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

For a further confidential discussion about the role, please contact either Georgie Porter on 0431 956 858 or via email at [email protected] or Simon Wybenga on 0481 577 098 or via email at [email protected] using the subject line: CEO - Council for Intellectual Disability enquiry via EthicalJobs.

To apply please submit your current CV via the link. Please note applicants must have a legal right to work in Australia.

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